Active Birth Professional Training

Active Birth Professional Training: Online Course with Janet Balaskas, Jill Benjoya Miller and Lola Alcaraz-Perez

Four Week Course on Sundays, taught via Zoom
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June 2024

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Deepen and refresh your practice as a birth professional – or become a qualified Active Birth antenatal teacher!

  • A training unlike any other with an in-depth focus on the physiology of an Active Birth
  • Learn to empower pregnant mothers to trust their natural birthing instincts
  • Birth Professionals: Develop and enhance your skills by integrating Active Birth into your practice
  • Build your career: Those who take the teaching module will be certified as an Active Birth antenatal teacher, accredited by FEDANT

This training programmed is accredited by the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT)

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Doula & Pregnancy Yoga Teacher

With more than 17 years of experience working with pregnancy yoga, I am also a doula with knowledge of Spinning Babies and Closing the Bones. I came to this training to gain more knowledge about birth physiology and Active Birth and to learn to offer a structured course or workshop to my clients. I 100% recommend this absolutely amazing training. If you are thinking of signing up – definitely do it!

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Take the Modules that Work for You

The course is arranged as two modules – so whether you want to train as an Active Birth teacher, or you want to deepen your existing professional practice, there’s an option for you.
Both modules are taught on the same days: Oct 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd 2023

Birth Physiology

Module 1 – Active Birth Physiology

Morning Sessions 10am – 1pm

An in-depth and up-to-date review of the physiology of Active Birth through the whole birth process. Our wide and evidence-based view will expand your vision, and leave you refreshed and inspired.

This module is ideal for anyone working with pregnant women or assisting them in the labour room, who wants to integrate an understanding of Active Birth into their practice. It is also the essential foundation for Module 2.

Module 1 can be taken as a standalone – you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Cost for Module 1: £750

teaching active birth

Module 2 – Teaching Active Birth

Afternoon Sessions 2pm – 5pm

This module is for those who want to learn how to teach Active Birth to parents. You will learn to provide an eye-opening and effective birth education unlike any other antenatal class.

The afternoon sessions will follow on from Module 1 morning sessions with practical training in small tutor groups on how to teach the topics covered in Module 1 to couples.

There is plenty of practise time and an ongoing friendly assessment. On completion of Modules 1 and 2, you will become a qualified Active Birth teacher approved to lead the Active Birth Workshop.You will receive a FEDANT accredited certificate, and a listing on the Active Birth Centre website.

Cost for Modules 1 & 2: £1200*

*If you are joining the teaching module, you will also need to invest in a set of essential teaching aids to use during and after the course. You can purchase these yourselves from the suppliers we recommend. See course information for details. They currently cost £330.

There are a few concessionary places for those in genuine need.

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NHS Community Midwife Manager

How fantastic the last week has been…It’s expanded my practice. Everyone that has attended has brought a real richness… which I’ll find invaluable to take back to my day-to-day with women and their families going forward.

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Who is this training for?

Antenatal Teachers & Hypnobirthing / Pregnancy Yoga Instructors

Active Birth is a fundamental addition to any style of birth education including hospital classes and NCT Courses.

Midwives, doulas and students

Prepare couples for birth and deepen your understanding of physiological birthing in the labour room. You will learn to enable instinctual behaviour and how ‘not to disturb’ the finely tuned hormonal physiology of the birth process. Ideal as a CPD.

Experienced mothers who want to teach Active Birth

Some of our best teachers are those whose passion was ignited by their own experienced and are looking for a vocation that combines well with motherhood

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Active Birth Antenatal Teacher

“I’m a mum who had a really positive experience using the Active Birth method for my own labour and birth, and I wanted to be able to share that method with other people. I was really grateful the class was offered online because it meant I could take it from home… I really appreciated how the instructors as well as the students were able to make a positive personal connection despite the physical distance!”

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Meet Your Tutors

Janet Balaskas

Janet Balaskas is the founder of Active Birth. Her innovative ideas have inspired parents and birth professionals worldwide. Obstetricians and midwives have a high regard for her work, and many have adopted her methods.
She began her work as a pioneering birth educator and author in the late 1970’s and founded the Active Birth Movement in the 1980’s when she published the Active Birth Manifesto. To this day Janet is a leading voice in the global campaign to transform birthing practices. The core work she does with parents and professionals, is now available online through live streaming.
Janet’s has written many ground-breaking books. She has recently completed her latest book and published a new film. She is the mother of four grown up children and one stepdaughter and has six grandchildren.

Jill Benjoya Miller

Jill came to Janet’s Active Birth Yoga classes 27 years ago, and after her son was born felt a visceral sense of “not wanting to leave birth behind”. She trained as an Active Birth teacher in her first two years of mother hood and in a short period of time became a mother, an Active Birth teacher and a Doula. She has been following her calling for over 25 years, teaching pregnancy and postnatal classes, as well as Active Birth and the Active Birth professional training course with Janet. She now focuses on supporting pregnant women and mothers facing disadvantage and vulnerability, through Birth Companions and the Happy Baby community charity.

Lola Alcaraz-Perez

Lola is an Active Birth and YogaBirth teacher, and a Doula. She has been teaching pregnancy yoga and Active Birth since training with Janet Balaskas 25 years ago. As a doula, she has attended many home births and has supported women in birth centres and labour wards. Lola is co-director at the RCM accredited YogaBirth Teacher Training Course in London. She also mentors and volunteers for Happy Baby, a charity working with immigrant mothers, and Birth Companions, a charity supporting mothers in prison and vulnerable women in the community.

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